Guest Post – Breathing Techniques

Today we welcome Ashley from who has written a post all about breathing techniques that she has learnt and found useful in moments not only of discomfort, but also in her day-to-day life, resulting in better sleep and generating a more positive start to the day.

Ashley’s blog is a hive of positivity, honesty and motivation – definitely worth checking out and following ❤ She will also be publishing a post written by me all about Kindness over the next couple of days so be sure to keep your eyes peeled on my social media channels for that….

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Breathing Techniques

Breathing is an important part of life. There are many benefits to it that are more than keeping you alive. It can help regulate emotions and raise your vibrations. Recently, I found out it can help with loosening different parts of our bodies. Here are some breathing techniques that can support you in different ways.

Abdomen Breathing

How it is done: With one hand on the chest and the other on the belly, take a deep breath in through the nose, ensuring the belly inflates with the upper lungs inflating last. Then release through the mouth. Do this for about 5-10 minutes

Why: This helps you stay calm and centered when dealing with stressful events. If you have an exam or a job interview coming up do this for 5-10 minutes before. It allows you to relax your mind and body and be in the moment.

Alternating Breathing

How it is done: Hold the right thumb over the right nostril and inhale deeply through the left nostril. At the peak of inhalation, close off the left nostril with the ring finger, then exhale through the right nostril. Continue the pattern, inhaling through the right nostril, closing it off with the right thumb and exhaling through the left nostril. Continue for 5 minutes

Why: This technique helps calm the nervous system allowing for better sleep and stimulating your digestion decreasing constipation. I recently found out this helps with softening the pelvic floor.

Relaxed Breathing:

How it is done: Lay down, and breathe normally. Be aware of your breathing and allow your thoughts to just be. When they come, just concentrate on the breaths. It may be best to do this before bed, as it may make you fall asleep.

Why: it helps you become in tune with yourself. Allowing you to make decisions coming from a place of peace rather than anxiety or fear

Circular Breathing:

How it is done: Sit in a chair comfortably. Take a deep breath in through your nose, all the way to your belly. hold for 5 seconds. Release slowly through your mouth. Feel the air moving in a circle through your body as you breathe in and out. Do this for 5-15 minutes. Best done in the morning.

Why: Breathing in through the mouth allows positive energy to enter. The moving of air in a circle releases the energy already in the body. Exhaling releasing the negative from the body.

These techniques can be done every day for the best results. The techniques are great to use whenever you need. The circular breathing I do every morning because it allows my day to start off with a positive vibration. The others I use when needed, sometimes every day, sometimes once a week.

Try them for 3 weeks every day and tell us how you feel after!

Written by Ashley Sprinkel,

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